Fri, Jan 02, 2009 - Page 19 News List

Minnesota Wild down Sharks in overtime

AP, ST PAUL , MINNESOTA

Columbus Blue Jackets wing Rick Nash, left, slams the puck into Anaheim Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, right, as defenseman Steve Montador watches during their NHL game on Wednesday in Anaheim, California.

PHOTO: AP

Brent Burns scored in overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in the NHL on Wednesday.

Burns took a cross-ice pass and beat the San Jose goalie over the left shoulder with 1:38 played in overtime.

San Jose had tied it with just 25 seconds remaining in regulation. The point for an overtime loss was enough for the Sharks to break a tie with Boston and reclaim the NHL’s best record.

It was the Wild’s first win in 10 games against a Western Conference opponent.

FLAMES 6, OILERS 4

In Calgary, the home team notched its fourth straight win by beating Edmonton.

Jarome Iginla and Michael Cammalleri each scored twice and set up three others for the Flames, who have earned points in nine straight games to surge five points clear atop the Northwest Division.

STARS 4, DEVILS 2

In Dallas, Loui Eriksson scored Dallas’ first short-handed goal of the season and added a late empty-netter as Dallas downed New Jersey.

Mark Parrish had a power-play goal, Landon Wilson also scored, and Marty Turco made 25 saves for the Stars.

BLUE JACKETS 2, DUCKS 0

In Anaheim, California, rookie Steve Mason became the first Columbus goalie to post shutouts in three consecutive games as Columbus defeated Anaheim.

Mason stopped 27 shots, giving him 71 saves in the three victories, and extending his shutout streak to a franchise-record 182 minutes, 8 seconds. He leads the NHL with a 1.69 goals-against average, and is tied for a league-high five shutouts.

Craig MacDonald scored in his Blue Jackets debut.

COYOTES 3, AVALANCHE 1

In Glendale, Arizona, Peter Mueller scored twice in two minutes in the second period to help Phoenix down Colorado.

HURRICANES 3, THRASHERS 1

In Raleigh, North Carolina, Sergei Samsonov had two goals and an assist to lead Carolina over Atlanta.

ISLANDERS 4, PANTHERS 2

In Uniondale, New York, Mike Comrie scored twice in New York’s three-goal second period that saw off Florida.

Sean Bergenheim and Mark Streit added goals in the Islanders’ first win over the Panthers since 2006.

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